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Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

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Climate Change

Iceland‘s mitigation actions aim at limiting emissions of greenhouse gases and sequestering carbon by afforestation and revegetation.

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Protected areas

There are a large number of protected areas in Iceland, including national parks, nature reserves, country parks etc.

What we do

The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources formulates and enforces the Icelandic government policy for environmental affairs. The ministry supervises affairs pertaining to nature in Iceland, conservation and outdoor recreation, the national parks of Iceland, climate change, the protection of animals, wild-life management, pollution prevention, planning and building matters, fire prevention, weather forecasting and avalanche-protection, surveying and cartography, forestry and soil conservation, environmental monitoring and surveillance.

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Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson

Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson took office as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources on November 30 2017 for the Left-Green Party.Guðmundur Ingi was born on March 28 1977. He holds a BSc degree in Biology from the Universitry of Iceland and a masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.

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